Tips on Tipping Your Movers


Just like other professional service sector employees, the employees helping you with your local or long distance moving process deserve a tip. Although, you might not know the employees of your moving company well, they are putting a lot on the line every single day they come to work—they are tasked with making sure that your valuables get to where they are supposed to be on time and without incident. Finding movers in Los Angeles that you trust can be difficult, but when you do find them, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation of their efforts.

Your tip to the employees of the moving company should absolutely be based on performance. Whether you are working with local moving companies or you are involved in the long distance moving process, you should tip what you feel is appropriate. If your movers aren’t courteous, or if they mishandle your valuables, then consider skipping the appreciation. But your tip can make a huge difference, and it is professional courtesy especially for people working so hard to make sure that you don’t have to.

Employees at any given moving company don’t expect a tip for every moving project. But they appreciate it when it their job merits a tip, and we believe that there is no better way to show appreciation for a hard work on the job making sure that your valuables are protected on the way to their next destination.

Tips For Giving Tips

If you are interested in giving a tip to your moving crew members, then there are ways to do so that make the process smooth and easy. A tip will keep the crew happy and working hard. Here’s a few ways to do exactly that:

  • Make sure that you have fresh cold drinks available for the workers. Moving is hard work and you’ll want to make sure that the workers are fully hydrated.
  • If you aren’t comfortable with leaving a tip, perhaps you’ll consider buying the crew lunch. Or you could do both. Make sure to ask the crew their opinion on lunch before you make that order.
  • You can tip as much as you’d like, but keep in mind that tipping is all about discretion, and it will be up to you to decide what you are going to tip.
  • Make sure that you give each worker their tip individually. It shows character to address each person on an individual level. Also, giving the tip to one person can create an awkward or unfair situation where some crew members don’t end up getting their fair share.
  • Try not to mix in alcohol as part of your tip or as part of the lunch provided. Alcohol is usually forbidden since the movers will be picking up heavy items. It’s better to give the workers a tip and let them do with it as they wish.


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